Every year thousands of people die from medical malpractice. More people suffer injuries or stress due to negligence, such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and medication mistakes. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. We here at Snyder Law Group will help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Hiring a malpractice attorney can be a daunting task. Here are a few simple steps to hiring an attorney that will make the process easier.
Determine the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations defines how long you have to file a claim. Deadlines for medical malpractice lawsuits differ in each state and depend on either when the injury occurred or was first discovered. In Maryland, a victim of medical malpractice is required to file within five years of the date of the injury or three years of discovery of the injury, whichever comes first.
Determine the Type of Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of negligence. These crimes include:
- Birth injuries/defects
- Cerebral palsy
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose
Our attorneys at Snyder Law specialize in all cases listed above and more.
Find a Qualified Attorney
Once you determine the type of medical malpractice involved, you can begin looking for an attorney specializing in that area. Medical malpractice is a broad area, so it’s essential to hire an attorney with relevant experience. Relevant legal experience shows that the attorney has a strong strategy and is familiar with that particular type of malpractice intricacies.
Ask Your Attorney Questions
A medical malpractice case can be complicated and time-consuming. When meeting with your attorney for the first time, come prepared with any questions you have for them. Most importantly, ask your attorney about their payment practices. Lawsuits are expensive, so you must find out what the cost is first before moving forward with your case. It is also important to know what kind of experience your attorney has. Some examples of these questions are:
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to medical malpractice/negligence?
- How many cases is your firm currently handling, and what portion of them are malpractice cases?
- How many medical malpractice cases have you dealt with recently?
- How much experience do you have with my type of case?
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.